Alumni Relations Coordinator Ref: 6446

School/department: Development and Alumni Relations
Hours: Part time hours considered up to a maximum of 0.6 FTE / 22 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 6446
Salary: starting at £26,341 to £30,497 per annum, pro rata.
Placed on: 20 December 2021
Closing date:  31 January 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented, personable communicator to work in a creative and varied role within the University of Sussex’s Development & Alumni Relations team.

In addition to excellent communication skills, we are looking for someone who has experience of working with volunteers, creative flair and a keen eye for detail, and is a committed team player. Our friendly, professional team is seeking someone who will:

  • Develop and deliver creative communication campaigns to promote engagement initiatives and volunteer programmes to alumni, staff and students.
  • Create engaging content for use across multiple alumni channels.
  • Work with colleagues in the team to manage our alumni volunteer programmes and increase the number of active volunteers, in strategic priority areas.
  • Work alongside colleagues in the Communications Marketing & Advancement Division, the Careers and Entrepreneurship Centre, and in Schools to enhance our volunteering programmes, campaigns and events and achieve good participation levels.

The role offers a great opportunity to develop a career within communications, alumni relations and volunteer management, particularly within a Higher Education context.

Please contact Sally Atkinson, Alumni Relations Manager, at for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 6446) (PDF XKB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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